Who Is In Charge
Our Officers Are:
Other Key Members:
Fosters, Adopters, Volunteers
Guardian Pets strives to provide temporary shelter and medical care for rescued cats, dogs, and other animals.
We promote thoughtful and healthy relationships between pet owners and their animals by offering life long support.
We rescue with the purpose of finding them suitable and permanent new homes, and we always try to reunite lost pets with their families.
By making sure all our animals are up to date on vaccinations and are fixed (if able), we help not only save the animal from potentially having certain types of cancer and other health problems, but also help curb the over population of cats and dogs in the United States by avoiding unintentional pregnancies.
Some Helpful Info
We all know that an animal can quickly turn your bad day into a better one. Now, researchers are starting to discover the scientific facts behind this!
A couple of small studies done by the American Psychological Association found that pet owners fared better, both in terms of well-being outcomes and individual differences, than non-owners in several areas. Pet owners had greater self-esteem and tended to be less lonely.
Having a pet can be a great source of emotional support for all people - not just those struggling with mental illness.
Being a foster parent is a wonderful way to get the benefits of pet ownership, without the long term commitment.
You still get the health benefits, such as lowered stress levels and anxiety, and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine. All while helping out an animal in need.
Not to mention, when the time comes to say good-bye, you can be assured that it is a happy ending and that the animal you opened your home to was not only loved by you and your family, but that you helped them find their fur-ever home.
Not only does having a pet around help lower your stress levels and help against depression and anxiety, and even shows promise in helping those with alzheimer's have few anxious outbursts, it can be a great help for kids with ADHD and Autism as well!
Taking on some of the jobs involved in caring for the animal, such as feeding, walking and bathing, help the children learn to plan and be responsible.
Kids with Autism often find it calming to work with animals. They also can help with sensory integration activities too.